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Katie Zhang

Lawyer
+61.2.9513.2469
Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Katie Zhang is a lawyer in the firm's banking and asset finance practice in Sydney. Ms Zhang's experience has been gained in roles as external counsel in Singapore advising an aircraft lessor in aviation finance matters and as in-house counsel in Sydney advising a bank in banking and financial services matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Zhang was an in-house counsel at a major Chinese bank. She has also worked for an Australian national law firm in their corporate advisory team and a UK law firm, Singapore office, in their aviation finance team.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
  • Banking and Financial Services Law Association
Lending
  • Advised a major Chinese bank as in-house counsel in its financing, being a bilateral facility, to a Hong Kong based financial leasing company.
  • Advised a major Chinese bank as in-house counsel in its financing, being a syndicated loan facility, to an Australian banking group.
  • Advised a major Chinese bank as in-house counsel in its secondary debt purchase from a French bank.
  • Advised a major Chinese bank as in-house counsel in its sub-participation of a syndicated loan.
  • Acted for a German bank in its financing of two general cargo vessels for a Singaporean shipping group.
  • Acted for a bank in financing of two B777-300ER aircraft on lease to an airline.
  • Acted for a financial leasing company in financing, being a senior secured syndicated loan, of three A320 to be leased to an airline.
Leasing
  • Acted for an Irish leasing company in leasing of one B737-800 aircraft to an Indonesian airline.
  • Acted for a Chinese leasing company in its sale and lease back of two A380 aircraft.
  • Acted for an aircraft engine management company in leasing of one aircraft engine to an air service provider.